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Honoring the Leaders of our Profession

One of the objectives of the ISPLS is to "honor the leaders in the science of surveying." We do this by offering annual awards for Surveyor of the Year; Distinguished Service Award; Friend of Society and Special Recognition.

                          

                                       Nathan J. Dang, Surveyor of the Year 2015.

 

                                                  

                                            

                   John Elle and Roger Ellis, Distinguished Service Award Winners 2014.

                                          

                                  Bob Jones, Surveyor of the Year 2014.

                                         

                                   Keith Simila, Friend of the Society 2014.

                                                  

                                                Jack Clark, Distinguished Service Award 2013.
 

                                               

                                                       Curt Smith accepts the 2012 Award for Distinguished Service.

       2011 Distinguised Service Award Winner John Howe. Photos by Nathan Dang.

                                              

Criteria for Nomination and Selection of Honorees

Award for distinguished service to the land surveying profession

(a) A nomination for the Distinguished Service to the Land Surveying Profession Award shall be presented to the Board prior to the December meeting of the Board. 

(b) A record and biographical sketch in writing shall accompany the nomination. 

(c) The Board shall not take action on such nominations prior to the December meeting. 

(d) The Distinguished Service Award shall be awarded only when the Board feels that such award is justified. 

(e) The following minimum requirements must be met to qualify for the Distinguished Service Award: 

  1. Be a Registered Land Surveyor.
  2. Be a member of the Idaho Society of Land Surveyors.
  3. Have been in practice as an RLS for at least ten (10) years.
  4. Have a history for maintaining a high degree of competence.
  5. Have a history and reputation for maintaining a high degree of integrity.
  6. Have made substantial contributions to the advancement of the profession.
  7. Have shared knowledge and information with fellow professionals.
  8. Have assisted qualified and interested people in advancement within the profession.
  9. Have performed a survey or a series of surveys which are challenging in one of the following ways:
    • In difficult topography
    • Of unusual difficulty.
    • In the face of public or private opposition.
  10. Various requirements may be waived for one of the following reasons:
    • Lifelong service to the profession.
    • Eminence of a regional or national level.
    • Performance of an act or service bringing widespread public acclaim to the profession

Distinguished Service Nomination Form.

Surveyor of the Year award

(a) Nomination for the Surveyor of the Year Award shall be presented to the Board prior to the November meeting of the Board. 

(b) A record and biographical sketch in writing shall accompany the nomination. Said record shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: 

  1. Membership in professional and technical Societys or societies.
  2. Awards or Honors.
  3. Membership, participation and service in the Idaho Society of Land Surveyors.
  4. Public Service.
     

(c) The recipient of the Surveyor of the Year Award shall be selected from the nominees by the Board prior to the annual meeting.

Surveyor of the Year Nomination Form

Friend of the Society

The Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors seeks to honor individuals whose works has consistently and significantly contributed to the profession of land surveying and/or the benefit of the society.

  •  Nominations shall be submitted to the Board prior to the fall Board meeting.
  • The ISPLS Board of Directors will select the recipient prior to the annual meeting.

Friend of the Society Nomination Form

Chronological list of award winners